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Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

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Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by dclusb » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:42 am

Hi,
I applied for a PhD visa extension on 17th Jan through priority service (5 days) however I did not receive a decision until now. Is any one in the same situation?
It is completely disappointing that after paying an extra priority fees of £1000 for myself and my dependent and another £270 to sopra steria biometric appointment, no response have been provided.

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by Hellobro » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:19 pm

Hi,

I thibk the sustem to paying the third party is just not fair. I applied PhD extension standard visa last month but havent heard from them. Paid £100 for biometric service too. Honestly, UKVI should take the responsibility o answer us. So much money and no response is really not good.

I hope you hear soon from them. Wishes 💫

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by Agana » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:35 am

Hi,
I also applied for standard application PhD tier 4 visa. I went for my biometrics on the 8th of January and received an email on the 10th from UKVI that my application is not straightforward and they will not be able to meet the 15days deadline.
I have since not any information from them about my application. All they said when I mail them is that my application is still been considered.

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by Hellobro » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:50 am

Have you applied in the UK or outside UK?

I have not yet received any confirmation from them regarding any application yet.

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by Agana » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:45 pm

I applied outside the UK.
I did my masters there in the UK and completed in 2018 and now going back for my PhD.

Does anyone know of delays for applicants who have previously studied in the UK?

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by Hellobro » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:14 am

When i initially applied for my Phd visa outside UK, it took them less then 2 weeks to give me visa.

I guess the systen is completely changed now and they are struggling to meet out needs.

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by Agana » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:59 am

I have sent an email to my University to escalate my application since I am behind enrolment. So I gave them my application details and hope they will contact UKVI

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by Agana » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:03 am

Yes my first tier 4 for my masters outside the UK took less than 8 days for a decision

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by Agana » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:34 pm

The UK is leaving the EU on Friday, could it be that the home office is waiting for the exit to implement new guidelines or they are burdened with new policies to meet their exit from the EU?

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by CR001 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:50 pm

Agana wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:34 pm
The UK is leaving the EU on Friday, could it be that the home office is waiting for the exit to implement new guidelines or they are burdened with new policies to meet their exit from the EU?
No. Brexit has no effect on UK immigration applications. Brexit affects EU citizens and their family members.
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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by Agana » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:42 pm

Any updates on the visa

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by dclusb » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:57 pm

Received visa confirmation email today, I applied priority service (5 days) for myself and one dependant. My timeline is as follows
Biometrics and application submission 17 Jan
Received delay email 22 Jan
Escalated 28 Jan
Approval email 30 Jan
BRP Awaiting

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by Agana » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:55 pm

Congrats man

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by CeNaNe » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:31 pm

Hi everyone, I’m an Msc student in the Uk, I want to do another masters program here. Is it possible and what other options are available to me?

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by ericlint » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:41 pm

Hi Agana,

Any update on your visa, I also did my biometrics and interview on the 8th January with standard option . Receive the same email on 24th January till now I have not heard anything .

This whole thing is very stressful

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Re: Tier 4 PhD priority visa application delayed

Post by Hellobro » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:37 pm

CeNaNe wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:31 pm
Hi everyone, I’m an Msc student in the Uk, I want to do another masters program here. Is it possible and what other options are available to me?
Yes tou can do it,unless you really want to do and there is an university who can give you admission in the UK.

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